Master of Social Work – MSW Engage with your community.
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice – Restorative approaches to crime and justice. Campus and 100% online options!
Our faculty are nationally known and earned 8 UW teaching, research or community service awards in just over a decade.
Over $850K in SSWCJ scholarships and funds awarded to support our students this year.
Affirming Social Justice
The social work and criminal justice faculty and staff are committed to social justice as the foundation for engaging with our students, one another, and the communities we serve. Our core values include:
Empowering individuals as change agents;
Reducing systemic and societal barriers that impede individuals from achieving their full potential;
Fostering a community that promotes critical self-reflection, discovery, and action;
Engaging micro and macro practice to advocate and achieve a more compassionate and equitable society.
In the wake of our nation's most recent devastating acts of violence, Dr. Eric Madfis' expertise on school and environmental threat assessment, violence, and mass shootings continues to be sought on a local and national level. Over the past couple of weeks, Eric has been featured and/or quoted by the Washington Post, NPR, HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver", and The News Tribune.
UW Tacoma's part-time, evening Master of Social Work (MSW) programs seek to enroll well-qualified students with diverse backgrounds. We especially seek applicants who are committed to work with diverse populations.
The Social Welfare major is dedicated to preparing competent, ethical, and culturally sensitive social workers with specialized knowledge and skills who are committed to evidence-based practice and to planned social change.
The innovative Criminal Justice major uses a social justice lens focusing on harm reduction, rehabilitative and restorative approaches to crime and justice. Complete your degree on-campus or 100% online.
For resources for students affected by COVID-19, please see this document or visit the website for the Office of the Chancellor.
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